This is a LibriVox recording of Howards End by E. M. Forster.
Read by Elizabeth Klett.
The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. The three families represent different gradations of the Edwardian middle class: the Wilcoxes, who are rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), who represent the intellectual bourgeoisie and have a lot in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group; and the Basts, a couple who are struggling members of the lower-middle class. The Schlegel sisters try to help the poor Basts and try to make the Wilcoxes less prejudiced. The motto of the book is “Only connect…” (summary from Wikipedia)
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October 2, 2010 Subject:
So well-read! Thank you, Ms. Klett.
July 1, 2010 Subject:
A great novel, outstandingly well recorded
I was very impressed by this sensitive, expressive reading. Each character has a distinct voice (and often a distinct accent). The recording quality is generally very high, with perhaps a few rare, slight hints of distortion. Very well done.
November 11, 2007 Subject:
This is a beautiful and professional reading. Elizabeth Klett's English accent is perfectly done